Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It looks like something exploded - WOYWW #194

Ok, not really. But it certainly looks like it!! Such a mess!!!


The mini album in the middle is turned over so you can not see what it looks like. Sorry. It is a Design Team Project for Genuinely Jane Studios. Check out their Facebook page at the link. They are a great company that will have their new website and catalog go live by the 1st of March. I was asked to be on their 2013 Design Team and am having a blast with them. Great quality, handmade, made in the USA wood mini albums. I will add a blog post about the album after it is revealed at GJS.

So, what is WOYWW? Well, it stands for What Is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. It is a weekly blog hop hosted by our fearless leader Julia. Simply, it is just a nice way for people around the world to nose around and see what everyone is up to in their studios. Check out her blog for the current participants and how you can get involved in the future.


I wanted to quickly share the canvas I started 2 weeks ago. (My WOYWW buddies saw it just white) This canvas was started for a friend. Her dear husband had an accident and they have both been dealing with his Traumatic Brain Injury since the accident. The moment I found out about his accident, I started this canvas for them. I have sent her pictures of the canvas and we plan to get together soon so I can give it to her. I ask that anyone who reads this to please keep Doug and Karol in your thoughts and prayers. They have a long hard journey ahead of them and the more people lifting them up the better.



"A Reminder" - by Lori Batronis

44 comments:

Carol Yates said...

Morning Lori,
What a busy desk. Love your canvas, I will keep your friends in my prayers.
Carol.x #56

Helen said...

Wow!! that is beautiful! Have a great day, Lori. Helen 5

Wanda Rohlfing said...

I love that canvas! It looks so dimensional! I just wanna touch it. :D I do hope your friends are recovering quickly. Thank you for sharing!

okienurse said...

busy busy desk...never a mess. Love the canvas! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Heather Alger said...

A Really Beautiful canvas love the words and colours x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about your friends accident - this canvas will bring great hope for the future. Will keep them in my thoughts.

Christina Wernstrum said...

The canvas turned out wonderful. So jealous of painters. Sorry to hear the reason it is for tho. Looks like you're busy creating so always a plus. Happy WOYWW!
~Christina 13

Nan G said...

Messy? Where? :) Absolutely fab canvas! Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

Neet said...

What a beautify canvas and what a beautiful friend you are.
Will keep them in prayer.
Thanks for sharing (and caring so much for your friends)
Thanks for visiting me earlier, have a good day/week.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Sorry to hear of your friend's hubby and his accident. How sad for them both and such a struggle to overcome. The canvas is lovely and I'm sure it will lift her spirits. Wish him a shorter journey to recovery

Happy WOYWW

MA (16)

Eliza said...

Lori

I love your desk in all its glory nothing like leaving it out there for all to see. Seriously I do love it.

Yes they are kaiser cog stencils I got them here in australia from spotlight they don't send os unfortunately

Happy WOYWW
Eliza

scrappymo! said...

I will pray for your friends...him for healing and her for strength to help her through this tough journey.

Your canvas is gorgeous!

famfa said...

What a thoughtful gift. Lovely
Famfa 127

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous canvas and what a beautiful thought from you. It is always sad to hear of other's troubles, makes our own seem less important...... thanks for your visit earlier. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

Di said...

Oh Lori - I gasped when I saw your desk. If you get burglars they'll just leave, thinking that you've already been turned over :))

Such a lovely gift to your friends who are both on a very tough road right now - sending positive thoughts.

Hugs, Di xx #53

jill said...

Hi Lori, What a good job you did with your canvas , just love the colours you've used. Will look forward to seing what you do with your mini album. happy woyww, jill #33

Krisha said...

Hi Lori, A cluttered desk always invites a good snoop...LOL Yes prayers are being said for you friends, what a terrible thing to go through, but your beautiful canvas should lift thier spirts a little.
Thanks for stoppping by my blog earlier
Krisha #21

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW Lori - great workspace with lots going on. Love your canvas - great colours and words, hoping your friends husband gets better soon... Gill x #103

Anneliese said...

I love such explosions - I am sending good thoughts through the air for your friends.

Ann B said...

Busy desk and a beautiful canvas, very uplifting. Hope your fiend makes a full recovery. It is possible as an in-law of my StepD was similarly injured in a road accident and recovered, slow progress but he got there.
Thanks for visiting.
Ann B
31

Almo said...

Hi Lori, Love the colours and the sentiment on your canvas. God bless your friends, I am sure your canvas will cheer them up and help them through their difficult time. Thanks for your visit earlier. Mo x

Ria Gall said...

oh wow what a beautiful canvas and even more so because of who you are giving it to. I will keept them in my thoughts and prayers for you.
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

While everyone's thoughts will be with Douglas who has suffered tremendously, I have to say we need to give extra strength to Karol. I speak as someone whose husband underwent surprise and very detailed heart surgery out of the blue. This was five years ago and I had to keep our teenage sons' spirits up and the house going and help my husband. It was a hard few months for me...so my heart goes out o your friend.
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

StampinCarol said...

Your canvas is just GORGEOUS!! I love that Scripture verse! Will say a prayer for your friend and her hubby. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #117

Annie said...

Fab canvas :-)
Hugs,
A x # 52

Claire said...

the canvas is amazing! i will keep them both in my thoughts...
thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment.
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 30

sandee said...

I didn't know their products are made in the USA, loving that! The canvas is beautiful and I will send up a prayer for them. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today my friend, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Jackie said...

How kind of you to make the canvas for your friends who are going through a difficult time I think it's lovely
Jackie 19

Carole Z said...

Your canvas is fantastic, I am sure it will bring strength to your friends, hugs Carole Z X

Samantha Elliott said...

That is a beautiful canvas and the sentiment is great! Hoping your friends find the strength they need.
Also love that mini album!
x

Ali H said...

Hi Lori
Love your canvass - it must be a comfort to your friend to know you have her in your thoughts at this time. Thanks for stopping by Ali #27

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your canvas is gorgeous. I will add them to my prayer list. In a minute a life can change and affect many, many people. Just a sad thing.
Happy WOYWW, take time to ponder for yourself too.

fairy thoughts said...

your canvas is gorgeous and hopefully will inspire your friends to get through their troubles.
have a good week
janet #32

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lori,

I'm sure your friends will love their canvas. What a very special friend you are; so thoughtful.

I'm of the mind that there's no such thing as a messy desk. Really. It's just creativity spilling over!

Thanks for visiting me already!
Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay #2

BJ said...

Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Super canvas, the colours are inspiring and the embossing makes me think of brain cells joining up. Let's pray they find a way of doing just that! Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm dropping by to say hi and thank you for visiting me! what a wonderful way to encourage your friends. yes i will say a prayer for them and claim this verse for the challenges they face.
happy WOYWW!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm not gonna lie, Lori, it's true that desk is a mess! But you get a pass since you've better things to do like this wonderful canvas for your friends and the care and love you extend to them. I'm sorry for his awful injury and have sent up a prayer.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for coming by the Playhouse earlier! Darnell #48

Almo said...

Hi Lori, me again!.Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster award for your inspiring work. Check out my blog for details. Hugs Mo x

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lori, your canvas is fabulous! Love the beautiful colors and sentiment. Sending prayers to your friends - Doug and Karol. Wishing them a speedy recovery. HUGS... :)

cyndee starr said...

what a great inspirational piece for your friend.

MaggieC said...

What a beautiful canvas and such an inspirational sentiment. I do hope that your friend's husband can win through with his injury and get some normality back into his life. Thank you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #42

April Story said...

What a great gift. You are a good friend.
April #130

Sue from Oregon said...

I find the best stuff in a mess like this Lori! amazing what you can unearth!!! Happy WOYWW!

Craftychris said...

Your desk is full of yummy stuff! The canvas is amazing! I love all the colour and texture - what a lovely gift for your friends. I am sending positive thoughts to them! I am looking forward to seeing the finished mini album xx